Julius Caesar-Dictator Of The Late Roman Republic And Nicholas II

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Julius Caesar- dictator of the late Roman Republic, and Nicholas II- last tsar of Russia under the Romanov Rule were both abdicated from their throne. Caesar was a long standing politician and general who made his way up the political latter through strong leadership and influence among the Roman citizens. Nicholas II was the son of Alexander III, who inherited the throne after his father died in 1894. Though Nicholas received an extensive education, he failed to comprehend politics and economics, which will be the reason for the people to drive his murder. “I never wanted to become one. I know nothing of the business of ruling" (Nicholas II Biography 2016). Nicholas II was forced upon the throne while Julius Caesar claimed his throne. The …show more content…
After serving as Senator and Governor of Spain, Caesar decided to run for Consul. Caesar succeeded in becoming Council in 59 BCE and sought in dominating Roman politics by aligning himself with Crassus, a rich nobleman who own a fire extinguishing company, and General Pompey- Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey are known as the First Triumvirate. The First Triumvirate was not evenly distributed in power. As Consul, Caesar used threats with Pompey`s army to get Senators to pass laws he preferred. He became the Governor of Southern Gaul. He spent his time as governor waging war and conquering territory. While he was away, Crassus died in battle and Pompey was elected single Consul. Pompey and the Senate tried to strip Caesar of his power by exiling him from Rome. If Caesar were to return, he would be prosecuted for corrupt consuling and excessive use of power. He disregarded the Senate`s ruling and returned home to Rome, famously crossing the Rubicon River without disbanding his army (Julius Caesar 2014). Caesar waged a civil war with the Republican forces. After the defeat of Pompey, Caesar made himself consul and dictator of Rome. He used his position to carry out much-needed reform, relieving debt, enlarging the Senate, building the Forum Iulium and revising the calendar, (History: Julius Caesar 2014). In 44 BCE, Caesar declared himself dictator for life. Senators felt …show more content…
He became King of Russia when his father died of kidney disease on October 20, 1894. Nicholas made a difficult transition to the throne. He was reeling from his loss of his father, and he was not properly equipped with knowledge. He did not live up to the task of tsar. On top of all these preliminary pressures, his wife, Princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt, or Alexandra, had trouble conceiving a male heir, “His journal entries, which were meant to log official affairs of state, instead focused on the everyday goings-on of his wife and kids” (Nicholas II Biography 2016). Nicholas II`s primary role as tsar was to ensure Russia maintain its status quo in Europe. Russia`s army performed horridly at the start of World War I, in response, Nicholas II appointed himself as Commander in Chief to block commentaries of his advisers. In his absence, Empress Alexandra appointed candidates. Russia experienced high poverty and high inflation throughout the course of World War I. The Russian people blamed Nicholas II for poor military decisions and Empress Alexandra for medaling in the role of the government. Constant riots broke out in Russia, and on March 15, 1917 Nicholas II abdicated the throne. He and his family were placed under house arrest in the Ural Mountains. Russia was engaged in a civil war in the spring of 1918. “On the night of July 16, 1918, Nicholas and his family were murdered Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin”

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